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Today's News

  • Looking Back - May 1st, 2016

    Friday, April 29, 1966 — Robert A. Phillips, stationed at DaNang, Viet Nam, has been promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. He is a native Las Vegas, a graduate of Robertson High School, a career naval officer and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Phillips, Los Alamogordos Road.

  • Weather - May 1, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 33°

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Sunday night
    Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:08 a.m. to 7:48 p.m.

     

    Monday

  • Que Pasa - May 1, 2016

    5.4.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5.5.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board meeting will meet at 49 Mirasol Road at
    Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision.  The public is welcome to attend.

    5.7.2016
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m. to noon

  • Students, community partner for photo exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the first Town and Gown Photography Show through May 27 in Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave.

    The exhibit features the work of the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department students and faculty as well as the Meadow City Camera Club.

  • Noticias - May 1, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Isotopes fall in 11 frames

    An RBI triple by Mike Freeman drove in Peter O’Brien for the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday night in Reno, Nev., and the Isotopes fell to the Aces 3-2.

    It was the third loss in a row for Albuquerque, which will wrap up the series Sunday at Greater Nevada Park before heading home to Isotopes Park for an eight-game homestand starting Monday evening.

     Albuquerque (12-9 going into the weekend) took the early lead when Rafael Ynoa scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Tauchman in the top of the first inning.

  • State brackets out Sunday

    On Sunday, shortly after 4 p.m., baseball and softball teams from across New Mexico will find out if and when they will play in the state tournaments.

    The New Mexico Activities Association’s selection and seeding show for both sports will reveal postseason brackets. The tournaments get under way this coming weekend, May 6 and 7, at campus sites of superior seeds.

    The remainder of the state tourneys play out May 11-14 in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

    For some, making state is not a matter of if.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May. 1, 2016

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 2:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    •NMHU at CSU-Pueblo (DH), noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    •NMAA state tournament selection and seeding show
    Soccer
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., Montezuma
    Softball
    •NMAA state tournament selection and seeding show

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento Rivercats, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park

  • Council approves contracts for top officials

    The City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve eight-month contracts for the city manager, city attorney, police chief and city clerk, but those contracts give the mayor and Council the option of terminating any of those employees without penalty to the city even if there is no cause.

    The contracts for City Manager Richard Trujillo, City Attorney H. Chico Gallegos, Police Chief Juan Montaño and City Clerk Casandra Fresquez all run through Dec. 31, 2016.

  • Senior Profile: Dream of flying comes true

    By Beth Urech
    For the Optic

    As 5-year old Rey Herrera was playing and tumbling in the grass, he heard a strange noise above him. He looked up at the sky and was mesmerized by some sort of huge bird or beast. He didn’t know he was seeing an airplane that first time, but he knew that he wanted to be up there.

    Decades later, he did become a pilot. In the interval, his life has been focused on keeping other pilots safe as they soar above the clouds.